Lord, give us spiritual insight into the path that we must travel
1st Week of Advent : Friday 4th December 2020
Is. 29:17-24; Ps. 26:1,4,13-14;
Mt. 9:27-31 (Ps Wk I)
Isaiah gave people hope by pointing to a time in which God would come so close that we could not fail to sense God’s presence. The deaf would hear, and the blind would see, and injustice would vanish along with unbelief.
The message is that these negative things do not come from God. Suffering is temporary, not forever, and God is not about suffering. When we turn to God and open our hearts, healing transformation begin.
The two blind men discovered this to their delight. Even though they were physically blind, they had spiritual insight, for they recognised Jesus as the ‘son of David’, which is a messianic title. Others who had physical sight were not able to ‘see’ this.
The faith of the two blind men gave them this more profound vision, and Jesus confirmed that by healing them ‘according to their faith.’ In other words, their healing would be in proportion to how deeply and fervently they trusted and believed in God. Often, we do not know what is coming next on our journey, and we are not always able to see the road in front of us. But a deep and abiding faith will be our inner GPS (Global Navigatgion Satellite) — it will give us insight into the path that we must travel.
Lord, grant me spiritual insight.